A quarter of patients with neurotic disorders don't seek helpBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7398.1056-d (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1056
- Roger Dobson
One in four people with neurotic disorders avoid seeking profession help. Of a study sample of nearly 1400 people, a quarter said they had not been to see a doctor at some time in the past year, in spite of the fact that either they or their family felt they should have.
“The attitudes detected in our subjects with neurotic disorders help to explain why people do not always seek effective help for their mental disorders, and are indicators of a worrying public education gap that will be hard …
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